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Our SOC News section is devoted to share the latest information in spine health and overall wellness.  Through our SOC News page, we provide the latest news on spine and orthopedic care, advise from our doctors and all kinds of information aimed at helping our readers improve their health.

Preventing Holiday Injuries When Decorating

The holiday season is here bringing joy and happiness.  It also brings a burning passion to hang decorations, decorate trees and place lights across the roof, windows, doors and walls.  The effort clearly pays off [...]

Foot Problems That Come With Aging

Time definitely takes a toll on all of us. As years go by, our feet seem to be affected by the pressure of our footwear, our body weight, playful activities, sports, and, age related issues [...]

5 Foods That Fight Inflammation

As Hippocrates said, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” And even thousands of years afterwards, food remains to be an important part of health. Food provides the nutrients that our cells [...]

When The Cause of Your Foot Pain is a Problem in Your Spine

Most people wouldn’t even think that there’s any relation between foot and spinal health. The truth is that certain physical conditions affecting your feet can have severe consequences in your spine, and vice versa. You [...]

5 Things You Need to Know About Sciatica

Sciatica is described as a type of lower back pain that also travels down to the thighs and affects thousands of people every year. A common complaint in private practice with annoying symptoms that interfere [...]

SOC Welcomes Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Jeffrey Balazsy

Spine & Orthopedic Center is very pleased to announce that Dr. Jeffrey Balazsy, an acclaimed orthopedic surgeon with more than 20 years of experience will be joining its team of renowned physicians. Dr. Jeffrey Balazsy [...]

How Obesity Can Affect Your Child’s Orthopedic Health

In the United States, about one third of young people between the ages of 2 to 19 are regarded as overweight or obese. Among the wide variety of both social and health problems associated with [...]

By |September 25th, 2017|Prevention Tips|0 Comments

5 Common Childhood Orthopedic Concerns

As parents, it's common to be aware of every area of a child's development, and to wonder whether these issues are typical, or may be matters for concern. In fact, there are a number of [...]

Helpful Tips to Prepare for Back Surgery

When you are going to have surgery, many concerns may be on your mind, but by making a few preparations in advance, it can leave you free to focus on just getting well. A good [...]

Ways to Avoid Back Pain During Long Flights and Summer Travel

Supporting your spine health and reducing your pain when you travel can be a challenge. Carrying bending, lifting, and carrying heavy suitcases followed by prolonged sitting can take a toll. However, with just a little [...]

By |August 9th, 2017|Back Pain|0 Comments

Questions & Answers

Visit our Questions & Answers by Dominic Chiappetta and Raina Diedrick, our certified PAs who answer all the questions from patients and readers. Visit our Questions & Answers section here.

What are NSAIDs and how do they work?

January 27th, 2017|1 Comment

NSAID's are pain relievers such as aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, sodium, meloxicam and diclofenac. Most are non-prescriptive and [...]

Do epidural steroid injections just mask the pain of a herniated disc?

September 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

The gel-like material within a disk called the nucleus pulposus can bulge or rupture through a weak [...]

What is myofascial pain syndrome and trigger points?

August 12th, 2016|0 Comments

Myofascial pain syndrome is a chronic pain disorder. In myofascial pain syndrome, when pressure is applied to [...]

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Preventing Holiday Injuries When Decorating

December 5th, 2017|0 Comments

The holiday season is here bringing joy and happiness.  It also brings a burning passion to hang [...]

  • feet problems with aging

Foot Problems That Come With Aging

November 8th, 2017|0 Comments

Time definitely takes a toll on all of us. As years go by, our feet seem to [...]

  • 5 foods that fight inflammation

5 Foods That Fight Inflammation

November 1st, 2017|0 Comments

As Hippocrates said, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” And even thousands of [...]

  • foot pain caused by spine

When The Cause of Your Foot Pain is a Problem in Your Spine

October 25th, 2017|0 Comments

Most people wouldn’t even think that there’s any relation between foot and spinal health. The truth is [...]